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Abdi Shayesteh

Ex-Big Law Associate Sells Experience With Legal Startup

By Meghan Tribe |

Abdi Shayesteh, a former King & Spalding associate who held several Big Law and in-house roles, has created an online platform called AltaClaro that links lawyers to top legal professionals that provide mentorship and counseling necessary to advance their legal careers.

3 Realities of Modern Cybersecurity

By Rhys Dipshan |

The new era of data protection and regulation is far from fool proof, but more realistic and comprehensive than ever before.

Kent Walker, Google general counsel

Google's Top Lawyer Says Digital-Evidence Law Needs 'Fundamental Realignment'

By C. Ryan Barber |

Since the dawn of the digital age, tech companies have grappled with the protection of privacy rights amid demands from foreign and domestic authorities seeking evidence for investigations. Those competing pressures have meant a tricky balancing act—but Google's top lawyer has some ideas for making it easier.

The Justices Don't Have Much Guidance for Handling Trump's Tweets

By Marcia Coyle |

Lower courts don't offer much guidance on how to resolve clashes between presidential speech and the U.S. Justice Department's litigation positions, Kate Shaw of Yeshiva University Cardozo School of Law found in a forthcoming article. In "Beyond the Bully Pulpit: Presidential Speech in the Courts," Shaw undertook what she called "the first systematic examination of presidential speech in the courts." Shaw talks about her review in this Q&A with senior Washington correspondent Marcia Coyle.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy

In First-of-Its-Kind Ruling, SCOTUS Strikes Down Law Barring Social Media Use by Sex Offenders

By Tony Mauro |

In a unanimous decision written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, the court made numerous references to the importance of social media as a source of news and a forum for the exchange of views.

Cooley Seeks Collaborative Inspiration With GitHub 'Series Seed' Documents

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Firm hosts tech experiment that allows attorney-client collaboration

Weil Launches App to Connect Clients, Firm Alumni

By Miriam Rozen |

Lawyers who leave Weil often "do great things," explained Kito Huggins, the firm's director of executive administration, who helped create the app. And, he added: "Many of them are our clients." 

(Lto R) Daniel Garrie, Managing Partner of Law & Forensics, Gabrielle Taran, Assistant General Counsel for Cyber and Infrastructure Programs at the U.S. Dept of Homeland Security, James Quinn, Head of Security Architecture at Infotecs Americas, Nicholas Barone, IT Forensics Expert and Data Breach Responder, Director and Co-Head of the Cybersecurity Practice at Eisner Amper LLP, and Timothy Murphy, President of Thomson Reuters Special Services LLC, at the 7Th Annual Law Firm CFO CIO COO Forum, in New York on June 15, 2017.

Experts to Firm Leaders: Cybersecurity is the Biggest Public and Private Sector Threat

By Ian Lopez |

As incidents abound, experts are still pushing for that cybersecurity wakeup call and are now pursuing the attention of the C-Suite.

Winning? US Is Top in Corporate Data Breach Costs Thanks to Legal

By Rhys Dipshan |

An IBM and Ponemon Institute study found indirect costs such as litigation make the United States the most expensive country for corporations to suffer a data breach.

Adopt or Perish? Attorneys and Vendors Battle Over AI Adoption

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

A fiery discussion between technologists and lawyers reflects a need for further education.

Businessman hand holding money banknote for paying the key from hacker for unlock folder got ransomware malware virus computer. Vector illustration technology data privacy and security concept.

Taking Stock of Ransomware: What It Is, and Why You Should Care

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

A Legalweek West panel offered quick solutions to mitigate the ransomware dilemma and explored the 'should I pay' question.

Kathleen McConnell, Seyfarth Shaw and Thomas Barnett Paul Hastings

The Present and Future of Analytics at Today’s Law Firms

By Zach Warren |

A panel of law firm attorneys discussed their strategies and predictions for analytics in e-discovery, litigation and more at Legalweek West.

(L to R)  Kermit Wallace, chief information officer of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, Ben Alden, general counsel of Betterment and Frank Ziller, chief information officer of Intelliteach, at the 7th annual Law Firm CFO CIO COO Forum, in New York on June 15, 2017.

Will Technology's Role in Legal Services Reshape How Law Is Practiced?

By Ian Lopez |

As technology gets better, legal professionals are increasingly divided on the implications for their profession.

Modern Oversight of Modern Information Risk

By Matt Kelly, RadicalCompliance |

No company can ever ‘solve’ the problem of information risk, but with the right policies and technology, they can govern it.

Andrew Bye.

Machine Learning Realities and Fictions: A Q&A With Catalyst’s Andrew Bye

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Catalyst’s Andrew Bye talks machine learning, hype deflation and how TAR has grown over his time in the e-discovery market.

Overcoming the E-discovery Shot Clock Challenge

By Howard Reissner, Planet Data |

By marrying people and technology, mid-sized firms can go to the hoop more often, with more success, even with a shortened time to litigation.

The New FRE Rule 902 Should Lead to Litigation Cost Savings, Experts Say

By Rhys Dipshan |

Speakers at Legalweek West explained how the recent FRE changes makes presenting evidence in court less costly and burdensome for litigators.

Avvo, LegalZoom, Rocket Lawyer Declared Off-Limits by N.J. Supreme Court

By David Gialanella |

Avvo facilitates improper fee-splitting, while LegalZoom and Rocket Lawyer operate legal service plans that aren't registered with the judiciary, according to the June 21 opinion.

Raphael Golb and 'The Great Isaiah Scroll'

Conviction Over Internet Aliases Argued in Dead Sea Scrolls Case

By Andrew Denney |

Under the plain language of New York's third-degree forgery statute, many of President Donald Trump's Twitter followers, the author of the Federalist Papers and others who have used pseudonyms could be prosecuted, an attorney for blogger and disbarred lawyer Raphael Golb argued Friday before a federal appeals court. Such a broad reading would be unworkable, even absurd, attorney Ronald Kuby said in argument to a federal appeals panel.

Attorneys on Social Media: A Snitch State?

By Rhys Dipshan |

A Legalweek West session examined an attorney's unethical posts on social media, and the legal responsibility to report such behavior.

Ways to Encourage Adoption of 3 Key Legal Tech Solutions

By Thomas Suh, LTL Attorneys |

Encouraging attorneys in your firm to adopt TAR, case management tools and artificial intelligence may be difficult, but it is increasingly necessary.

5 Legal Consequences of Diving ‘All In’ on Social Media

By Benjamin Znaty and Marc Schuler, Bird & Bird |

Companies and lawyers should begin to learn the laws of individual platforms before trying to apply national and local legal concepts.

Lex Machina Announces Commercial Litigation as Next Rollout in Analytics Platform Expansion

By Ian Lopez |

The move is the latest in the company’s attempt to expand its analytics to all areas of federal practice.

Data center with hard drives

Defensible Disposition in Action: The Backup Tapes Dilemma

By Rhys Dipshan |

A Legalweek West session offers anecdotal insight into how defensible data dispositions unfold, and some of the strategies and legal risks to consider.

San Francisco skyline with Golden Gate Bridge

Silicon Savings: BayLegal and One Legal Announce Legal Aid Partnership

By Rhys Dipshan |

Legal tech provider One Legal's partnership with Bay Area Legal Aid includes a revenue-sharing program and the ongoing donation of legal technology and services.

The Cybersecurity Contradiction: Simple Attacks, Devastating Effects

By Rhys Dipshan |

At Legalweek's Day 2 Keynote, FBI executive M. K. Palmore pulls back the curtain on how cyberattacks are executed and why it can be so easy—and difficult— to prevent them.

SunTrust Hit With Suit Over Banker's Explicit LinkedIn Message

By Ross Todd |

The lawsuit brings claims of sexual harassment and intentional infliction of emotional harm against Eichler as well as the bank and its investment arm where he worked, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Inc.

Justin Kan, heading the mystery Silicon Valley legal tech project Atrium

Atrium Courts VCs and Tech Leaders Who Could Eventually Become Customers

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

The company brought in $10 million in investments from 90 different sources.

Data Breach.

Jackson Lewis and Merchants Information Solutions Team Up for Cybersecurity Alliance

By Zach Warren |

The partnership between Merchants’ SmartIDentity for Business platform and Jackson Lewis cybersecurity counsel is part of a growing focus on enterprise-wide breach response.

Left to right: Kimball D. Parker, founder, CO/COUNSEL and Gordon Smith, dean, BYU Law School

BYU Law School Announces Creation of LawX Legal Design Lab

By Zach Warren |

The semester-long program for second and third year law students will seek to address the pressing issues relating to access to legal services.

Ask the Legal Tech Marketer: How to Maintain Long-Term Client Satisfaction

By LTN Staff |

Industry insiders provide tips on providing the services needed to guarantee client satisfaction.

3 Ways Antitrust Law Could Collide With Big Data

By Ben Hancock |

Greater tech industry consolidation could lead to cases that test the bounds of traditional competition law.

Unpacking Open Source Licensing: What Tech Developers Need To Know

By Gabrielle Orum Hernandez |

Panelists at Legalweek West look to demystify open source licensing for developers and attorneys.

Reed Smith's New App Offers Initial Data Breach Notification Assessment

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

The firm looks to make data breach notification laws a little more interesting than your average chart allows.

Darlene Tonelli, Inter Alia Law and Codify Legal Publishing

Women of Legal Tech: Rock & Roll & Law

By Monica Bay |

Darlene Tonelli's experience in the music industry set the frame for legal shops at Inter Alia Law and Codify Legal Publishing.

Glassdoor Resists Feds' Bid to Unmask Reviewers

By Ben Hancock |

Glassdoor has asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to block an attempt by federal prosecutors to unmask reviewers as part of a grand jury investigation.

Partnering for Success: The Role of the Partnership in Legal Tech

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

CloudNine's partnership program speaks to the role of relationships for legal tech sales.

Then There Were Many: FTI Enters Contract Intelligence Services Market

By By Rhys Dipshan |

With its newly launched Contract Intelligence Services, FTI Technology looks to leverage its reputation and relationships to compete with a growing number of contract vendors.

Paul Bond and Mark Melodia, with Reed Smith.

Law Firm Apps Designed to Impress Clients—and to Win Them

By Miriam Rozen |

Reed Smith's information technology, privacy and data security group launched an app this month for their firm that helps corporate clients quickly research state laws mandating consumer notification of data breaches.

Exploring the ‘Blurred Boundaries’ of the Enterprise: A Chat with Cliff Dutton

By Zach Warren |

Clifton C. ‘Cliff’ Dutton recently moved from AIG to become DTI’s new chief innovation officer. He talked with LTN shortly after on what ‘innovation’ means to him and more.

U.S. Treasury Department in Washington

Trump Administration Has Big Thing Against Public Databases

By C. Ryan Barber |

Companies, raising reputational concerns, have long griped about agencies that post consumer complaints and other data. Republicans are now taking up that cause.

Judge Robert Scola.

How a Miami Court Ruling Could Affect ADA Compliance Nationwide

By Celia Ampel |

U.S. District Judge Robert Scola ruled Winn-Dixie Stores violated a blind customer's rights by not making its website usable via screen reader software.

New York Regulators Approve Virtual Currency Company's Expansion to Washington State

By Josefa Velasquez |

Superintendent Maria Vullo said the agreement shows the state's "ability to rapidly respond to, and effectively foster, fintech business models."

Credibility Concerns, Tactful TAR Application Top Trends for Spring E-Discovery Case Law

By Ian Lopez |

Exterro’s spring 2017 recap of e-discovery case law highlighted changing views on technology in litigation.

N.J. Justices: Data Fields in Extracted Emails Are Public Records

By Charles Toutant |

The Supreme Court of New Jersey has ruled that individual fields of data from electronically stored public records are subject to disclosure under the Open Public Records Act.


FINRA's New Fintech Initiative To Increase Access for Companies

By Stephanie Forshee |

FINRA's initiative includes launching a new fintech webpage, a blockchain symposium, and a cross-departmental team for real-time intelligence.

3 Ways Cybersecurity in Highly Targeted Industries is the Same

By Rhys Dipshan |

High risk industries commonly have valuable data and trade secrets, and porous security foundations.

Microsoft's data center in Dublin, Ireland.

Government Asks SCOTUS to Overturn Microsoft Decision on Overseas Data

By Ben Hancock |

A SCOTUS decision could introduce some clarity over whether prosecutors can enforce warrants for private data stored abroad in the cloud.

The Toronto skyline.

Canadian Firm Launches Fund Targeting Tech Industry Clients

By Meghan Tribe |

Blake, Cassels & Graydon has earmarked C$1 million (roughly $756,000) to subsidize the legal costs for 30 to 40 startups in the Canadian technology scene.

The Texas Supreme Court Provides a ‘Form of Production’ Road Map for Litigants

By Carolyn Southerland, Morae Global |

Through In re State Farm Lloyds, Relator, the court provided a road map for resolution of parties’ disputes regarding form of production in e-discovery.

California Pushes Internet Privacy Rules That Trump Repealed

By Cheryl Miller |

California on Monday joined more than a dozen other states in introducing internet privacy legislation after the repealing of Obama-era information sharing rules.

Rush to Comply: Informatica Seeks to Capitalize on GDPR Anxiety

By Rhys Dipshan |

The information governance provider has positioned its products to help identify and manage in-house data that falls under GDPR compliance.

Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield/Wellpoint in Richmond, VA. September 19, 2015. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL.

Anthem Agrees to Record $115M Data Breach Settlement

By Ross Todd |

If approved, the deal would be the largest data breach settlement in history.